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Rob Morrison, Interviewed at a Bar, Maintains Innocence

In the wake of his resignation from WCBS, Rob Morrison maintains his innocence in the strangulation charges he faces stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison. The New York Post caught up with Morrison Wednesday at a bar in Stamford, Conn.:

As he sat with The Post yesterday, the handsome, longtime local newsman blamed Ashley, a “CBS Money” anchor, for allegedly striking the first blow during an argument early Sunday morning after they watched “Mystic Pizza.”

He said Ashley, a petite, 115-pound blonde, bashed him in the face with a remote control — giving him a bloody nose and lip.

The 180-pound former Marine suggested she has abused him for years, and he denied choking her with both hands on the couch, as she told cops. When asked about the noticeable red marks on her neck indicated in the police report, he said, “What marks?”

Morrison denied ever threatening to harm their 7-year-old son, Jack, even though in a police report Ashley’s brother said Morrison warned that “he would shoot their son in front of her and then shoot her” if she ever left him.

Morrison, who drank three beers during the interview, declined comment on reports he has attended AA meetings.

Our sister site FishbowlNY talks to attorney Paul Callan, who represented former WABC weathercaster Heidi Jones last year, about Morrison’s future in the television business.

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